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Did You Know: 'Derps' Are 'Stupid People'?

By April 3, 2014

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Yes, 'derp' is a modern jargon expression for saying 'stupid!' or 'doh, that's obvious'.  When referring to groups of people who exhibit idiotic behavior, 'derps' is now a common insult name.  Use of the word derp is very common in online gaming, Reddit commentaries, and Facebook posts.  Whether you see it spelled as 'derp' or 'durp', the meaning is the same: someone is getting insulted.

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March 23, 2013 at 5:40 pm
(1) Blackwidowstar says:

“Derp this derping derp!” ~An actual quote from a forum user.

Yes, this is quite the interesting phrase, and it could be potentially abused in so many different ways. The internet is becoming increasingly hard to control. For the better I guess.

April 4, 2013 at 8:09 am
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April 17, 2013 at 2:14 am
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May 22, 2013 at 11:26 am
(4) JohnM17 says:

I never heard of ‘derp’ before, I wonder if the word has made it into my part of the world yet. I’d be interested to know the roots of the term. It sounds rather like one of Homer Simpson’s nonsensical bleatings – ‘Doh!’

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